Sprint Car Insider – Brand Exclusives. VISALIA, Ca. (October 29, 2018) At the end of 80 laps Ben Worth could hardly contain his emotion inside of victory lane.
After years of trying, Ben Worth captured the crown of a race he’s long had his eyes on, Delta Speedway’s Turkey Bowl. Not only did he take home the Super 600 crown, but he made history in the process.
Aboard his TEN-J Chassis, Ben Worth unofficially completed the fastest 10 laps in the 31 year history of Delta Speedway. Had the Turkey Bowl XVIII format included qualifying, he could have set a track record as well, with nine second lap times. One Delta Speedway Race fan was sitting at home watching the World Series and following along on Race Monitor until he saw those times pop off of his screen.
“I was just sitting at home, my wife and I were planning on having a quiet weekend, until I saw that,” said Rick Fowzer, a sprint car owner, and former N.M.M.A (National Modified Midget Association) National Champion. “When I saw that I just had to get here to see it in person. That is fast!”
In addition, The Delta Speedway victory laid claim to the manufactures 6th victory, on the fourth different race track, in just three months of operation. This was also just the companies second ever attempt at the 1/7th mile oval inside of the San Jauquin County Fairgrounds.
Subbing for Mitchel Moles in the 01 Car the team welcomed 2017 California Speedweek Champion Ryan Reeves to the squad to get his take on the new operation. It didn’t take Reeves long to knock the rust off and qualify himself directly into the Super 600 main event Saturday night. He would go on to finish with a solid eighth right off the couch.
But it was Ben Worth who remained the talking point around the track most of the weekend. He won his heat Friday night with that blistering fast 10-lap unofficial record.
Ben Worth finished his super 600 Ten-lap heat race in 1:31.663, that’s one minute, thirty-one seconds and six tenths! His fastest lap of the heat was a staggering 9.028.
He then got through his qualifier and landed in Saturday’s pole shuffle in Super 600. His non-wing weekend was nothing to discount as well. Saturday night came around and Worth took the 10j Non Wing car to a podium finish with a lap time just three-one-hundredths of a second slower than the eventual winners.
When it came time for the Super 600 main event both TEN-J entries were in action. Coming out directly after his 40 lap non wing affair Ben Worth climbed inside the Super 600 set for another 40. He was able to climb around the leaders early and take off. He lead the remainder of the race and put the TEN-J brand into the winner circle for the sixth time, at the fourth different track.
TEN-J is in full production and the performance of the brand continues to open up eyes inside of the industry. The crew is hard at work continuing to put quality first with every piece they manufacture.
As the off-season goes into full swing the brand has some big announcements set to come out regarding driver lineups for the Tulsa Shootout and new products set to head into production. Stay right here on Sprint Car Insider or their Facebook page for all the latest updates and up to the minute information.
- Turkey Bowl XVIII
- Delta Speedway
- October 26-27, 2018
Ben Worth #10j
- Super 600 1st
- Non Wing 600 1st
Ryan Reeves #01
- Super 600 8th
Total Features Started: 21
Quick times: 6 (no qualifying at Turkey Bowl)
Top 10: 15
# of drivers to win: 3
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